Gay man asks Rubio why he wants to put him back in the closet

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A gay man asked Republican presidential candidate Marco RubioMarco RubioThe Trail 2016: Warren takes VP batting practice Abortion ruling roils race for the White House, Senate US, Mexico have mutual ambassadors for first time in over a year MORE on Monday why the Florida senator wanted to put him "back in the closet."

“I don’t. You can live any way you want. I just believe marriage is between one man and one woman," Rubio responded, according to the Washington Post.

Rubio defended his view that marriage is between a man and a woman. But the man, Timothy Kierstead — a New Hampshire resident who said he'd been married for a long time — refused to take that answer, saying you separate church and state.

"You want to say we don't matter," he told Rubio.

"No, I just believe marriage is between one man and one woman,” Rubio said. “I think that’s what the law should be. And if you disagree you should have the law changed by a legislature."

The man brought up the fact that the law had already been changed.

Before walking away, Rubio said he respected the man's view.

After the conversation, Kierstead called Rubio a "typical politician," and said he won't be voting for a Republican candidate because of their opinions on same-sex marriage.

"They want to put as back in the closet," he said.

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